New Media Studies Major

New Media Studies Major

Students in Eastern’s New Media Studies major — unique within Connecticut’s state universities — will take courses across several disciplines—computer science, performing arts, communication, visual arts and more—as they prepare for careers in digital motion graphics, web development/design, game and app design, digital audio/video production, 2-D and 3-D animation, social media and digital art. Coursework includes conceptual and hands-on courses to build students’ critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills while also developing competencies in digital media.  Students will also learn about legal and ethical considerations surrounding new media.  With 11 of Connecticut’s 16 community colleges offering some form of digital media program, Eastern has designed the New Media Studies major to allow for smooth transfer of community college credits. In addition, economists indicate that the demand for digital media employees in Connecticut is three times the number of available candidates. 

New Media Studies students complete 16-19 credits of Core Requirement courses drawn from five disciplines, 15 credits of courses drawn from three Interdisciplinary Explorations categories, 15-17 credits of a chosen concentration, and a capstone course of 3 or 4 credits, for a total of 49-56 credits.

Contact: Jaime Gómez, professor of communication:  (860) 465-5381, gomezj@easternct.edu

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